Whenever little Raymond and his mother visited the Morton Arboretum, he insisted that they visit the “owl tree” on the west side of the park. The “owl tree?" Many would always ask about Raymond’s special tree. Well, kids have great imaginations and often see things that adults may overlook. Raymond insisted that the tree bark on this birch looked like an owl’s face. We adults often forget to notice little details, see what our kids see, and treasure those “stop-and-smell-the-roses” moments. Raymond is now a college grad and no longer walks with his mama to the “owl tree”, but she visits it often and treasures the memory of those mama-son walks.